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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Cosimo Effect: A Conversation with Cosimo Matassa

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans recording engineer Cosimo Matassa turned 86 on Friday, and Saturday he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Real Story Behind 'Wedding Bell Blues'

Michele Kort | Posted 06.14.2012 | Weddings
Michele Kort

It wasn't just a hit: It became a pre-Internet meme. Need a headline for an article about problems planning your wedding or hoping that the guy you're pining after proposes to you? Headline it "Wedding Bell Blues."

Don Kirshner: The Man Who Changed Rock And Roll Forever

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In 1958, Don Kirshner was an unknown 23-year-old kid from the Bronx. Two years later, he was on his way to becoming one of America's most powerful and influential music producers.

Axl Rose Declines Rock Hall Induction

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The acrimony that helped dissolve Guns N' Roses nearly 20 years ago still lingers. Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won't be sho...

Carole King's New Memoir: 'A Natural Woman'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her new memoir, "A Natural Woman," King tells her story from her modest beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable musical triumphs to the present day as a performer and activist.

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

Who Knew Chris Rock Liked The Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters for this year's induction ceremony, and it looks like its list of presenters is as eclecti...

Guns N' Roses Feud Threatens Hall of Fame Reunion

AP | LOUISE DIXON and HILARY FOX | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Will Guns N' Roses reunite for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Behind his dark glasses, hat and big hair, the gro...

Missing Names in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Are You Kidding Me?!

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

Are these artists I just mentioned going to be overlooked forever because of some sort of expiration date? They're not melons. If they intend to keep the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until the end of time, then most of these artists should be inducted before Justin Bieber grows a mustache.

New Springsteen Exhibit Opens On Friday

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA — It's like the promised land for Bruce Springsteen fans at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Boss' guitars, h...

Hall of Fame Disses Conscious Rap

Derrick Darby | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Derrick Darby

Did you know the Beastie Boys made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Eric B. & Rakim didn't? I know it's the "rock and roll" hall of fame not the "hip hop" hall of fame. Still, that's unbelievable to me.

Who Earned A Spot In The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses. The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early `90s, best known for hit...

Michael Stipe: 'We Had To Put It Behind Us'

Rolling Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

"This is my last day of work," Michael Stipe says cheerfully, strolling through the Rolling Stone offices after giving one of his final interviews as ...

Family Vacations In Ohio: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Ohio can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've don...

A Huffington Post Guide to Family Vacations in the Midwest

The Huffington Post | Sylvie Branch | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in the Midwest can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we...

A Huffington Post Guide To Family Vacations In And Around Cleveland

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Cleveland can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'...

Put 10,000 Maniacs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dave Astor | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Astor

As I write this post, I'm sitting in The Wishing Chair. That's the name of a 10,000 Maniacs album from 1985, and also reflects my wish that the band be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a much-deserved honor.

Annals of the Overrated: Lady Gaga and The Tree of Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Last week I saw Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Then I saw Lady Gaga on SNL. And I had the same reaction to both: Why are there so many people out there willing to declare this stuff great art?

Fashion Meets Music at New 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit

Chloé Harris | Posted 07.12.2011 | Style
Chloé Harris

The link between music and fashion is a beautiful thing, and a crucial one. What would Madonna's 1990 Blond Ambition tour have been without the cone bra bustier designed for her by Jean Paul Gaultier?

Rock Legends Rock The Night

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-...

Dr. John Plans Soul Fire Gathering

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If you'd like to give New Orleans' own Mac Rebennack a/k/a Dr. John a proper sendoff before his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, come to...

Donnie Kirshner: Music, Basketball and the Manhattan Phone Book

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Success in the music business requires a certain self-promotional flair. But Don Kirshner, who died at 76 of heart failure on Martin Luther King Day, ...

A Love Story: Darlene Love, New Inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced and the honorees include, finally (Let me hear you say Hallelujah! - I've been sayin...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Neil Diamond had been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for several years but never got a nomination to join music's presti...